Starter Kit complete

Rated 4.79 out of 5 based on 135 customer ratings
(135 customer reviews)

$63.50 $59.95

Fermenter Starter Kit

In stock


Everything you need to get started on your first ferment. This Kit includes.

  • 7 Gallon fermenter with Lid
  • Air Lock
  • Hydrometer
  • Alcohol Meter
  • Plastic Test Jar
  • 3 Bags of yeast
  • Large Plastic Spoon
  • Stick on Thermometer

All you need is a little sugar and water.

Additional information

Weight 8 lbs
Dimensions 15 x 15 x 20 in

135 reviews for Starter Kit complete

  1. Rated 4 out of 5

    The starter kit arrived promptly with all the items. The packing could have been a little better as the beaker was broken; however, when I called the company, they shipped another one out with no problem. They get a C for packing and an A for customer service!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Exactly as described. Shipped quick. Problem free.

  3. Rated 4 out of 5

    everything looks good, very fast shipping, just hope it’ll work like they say it will

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    it was all good

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    I easily found everything i wanted at a very reasonable price. It was shipped right away, and i received my order in just a couple days. Thanks for everything.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    really fast shipping everything like it was supposed to be great job!

  7. Rated 4 out of 5

    New at this, not 2 sure how everything works. Hope 2 figure it out and get started soon. Thanx. p.s. will u be getting more copies of “Home Distillation Handbook” soon. That would be a good asset 2 have.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Thanks so much for my Order and the Super Fast Shipping. Will be ordering from Y’all again for sure!!



  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    First off I would like to say thank you for all the help and answering all my questions. Everything shipped very fast and the packaging was great….

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    I bought the starter kit for my husband. I didn’t know what to expect, but he is super-excited. FAST shipping, good quality. Thank you!

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Only a small problem – invoice address was correct but address on outside of box had an extra digit. UPS called me to double check on my address. Delivery was made as scheduled. Kit itself was excellent. But I would have perfered a scale on the fermenttion container in gallons vs liters.

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    products and shiping were 5 star. thankyou.

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    After a bad experience with a on-line company, it sure was nice to do business with a company like yours.
    I received everything I ordered and it got here quick and undamaged.
    Your profesionalism has restored my confidence in on-line purchasing..Thank you!

    Jim Maynard
    {CEO of Coldwater Warehousing}

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    very nice kit

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    I got the starter kit . All I need some water and sugar .and want to thank you . For taking with me .it helped a lot . And thank you for sending roller switches. Thanks Scott A.

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Everything you need is here

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    very happy with everything

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    Looks Great!

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    Did not get the long handle plastic spoon, but got a siphon kit. If this was an exchange, that’s ok. If not please send me the spoon. I need to know where I can get barley and corn to malt. Or already malted grains.

  20. Rated 5 out of 5

    All I needed to get started
    Very good value

  21. Rated 5 out of 5

    I purchased the starter kit, and i am very happy with the products. I can’t wait to start the fermentation. I give hill billy stills an A+ in quality and customer service. Its not everyday you get a hand written note thanking you for a purchase. Anyway thanks guys for a great buying experience. Ps email me some tips to get over 20%.


  22. Rated 5 out of 5

    Great place to get the stuff you need. Aaa +++++ shipping and packing. I will order again. Thanks hillbilly stills!

  23. Rated 5 out of 5

    most kits of this type are very low quality. The men and women at Hillbilly Stills exceed all expectations with simple upgrades. For example, most fermenters are just plastic 5 gallon buckets, however this fermenter is higher quality plastic and has measurement lines on the side. They were out of the yeast when I ordered so they threw in a different kind, and shipped me the turbo yeast when it came back in stock. Grade a service, and product!

  24. Rated 5 out of 5

    Every thing you need to get started,great quality to boot

  25. Rated 5 out of 5

    Product recieved as advertised. No complaints

  26. Rated 5 out of 5

    Quality of materials are top notch and not just some budget stuff. Most everything I recieved was of the same quality I get form my local quality home brew supplier

  27. Rated 5 out of 5

    my alcohol tester broke right away on the first day. the top of the tester snapped off very easily from my thumb and forefinger while wiping it off after the first test. 🙁
    I am not sure what the hose is for? will need to ask more later.

  28. Rated 5 out of 5

    Very well packed, no breakage. As the old saying goes “What you see is what you get.” Unlike some sites you don’t always get what you ask for. I am well satisified with the kit.

  29. Rated 5 out of 5

    I love my starter kit
    More came with the kit than I thought
    I wanted to change to rum yeast and that was no problem. The hand written note from Milissa, thanking me for my busness was very nice.You are a great company to do busness with. Thanks

  30. Rated 5 out of 5

    the starter kit came in great shape very happy going to order more from your company after writing this review thanks

  31. Rated 4 out of 5

    This is the best starter kit for someone to get started on distilling. Complete with all the tools needed I strongly recommend watching the Youtube video on this product to get the best out of this kit.

  32. Rated 5 out of 5

    Its all you need other then the water and sugar. Great starter Kit.

  33. Rated 5 out of 5

    Truly a pleasure to do bussiness with you for all product’s.

  34. Rated 5 out of 5

    Everything in the kit is made high quality!

  35. Rated 5 out of 5

    Everything I needed…and more!

  36. Rated 5 out of 5

    awesome products, support and quick shipping

  37. Rated 5 out of 5

    I need another fermenter bucket and kit. I decideddto try hillbilly stills after watching Mike’s video,s. Not only was the product better than my first with another company, but the service, response and shipping time was excellent. This is who I will trade with now..

  38. Rated 5 out of 5

    The kit seems to be just what you need. I did only get one of the temperature strips that goes on the fermenter. I’m still working my first batch.

  39. Rated 5 out of 5

    perfect starter for anyone complete with how to videos for an excellent tutorial for beginners on you tube!!

  40. Rated 5 out of 5

    good starter kit!

  41. Rated 5 out of 5

    A great startup kit to get me going from scratch. I haven’t seen it yet but I’ll be home mid August to start working on my own shine….thanks again.

  42. Rated 5 out of 5

    already on my second batch, easy to use, and store, my whole order was delivered in 2 days. i am very pleased

  43. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mike’s video explains it perfectly. I didn’t have one problem starting a ferment and I’m a novice. If you need one buy this one.

  44. Rated 5 out of 5

    this starter kit is amazing its about three dollars less than a starter kit that was similar to it from another site and the other site didnt have the big spoon or stick on thermometer ordered this on labor day and got it three days later should have an option for the yeast tho i dont really have a need for the 48 hour stuff woulda rather got three whiskey pures

  45. Rated 5 out of 5

    The best starter kit I have had, comes with every thing u need and works fantastic!!!

  46. Rated 5 out of 5

    I received my starter kit and I love it. Its has everything you need to get started brewwing.

  47. Rated 5 out of 5

    Everything arrived quickly and in perfect condition.

  48. Rated 5 out of 5

    Every Thing Ya need to get Started!

  49. Rated 5 out of 5

    Everything you need to get started .

  50. Rated 5 out of 5

    Awesome product!

  51. Rated 5 out of 5

    havnt had a chance to use anything yet but looking forward too

  52. Rated 5 out of 5

    Received very promptly, and everything was there. Look forward to making good use of it.

  53. Rated 4 out of 5

    I havent begun a brew yet as I didnt realise that directions do not come with the kit. It was easy to order and came quickely which was nice.Not sure what to do about getting info on how to use it.

  54. Rated 5 out of 5

    Thanks, will be getting be ordering yeasts and other items in the near future.

  55. Rated 5 out of 5

    The started kit is great!! The only thing i wish you would change is, start putting the plastic test tube in the kit insted of the glass one.

  56. Rated 5 out of 5

    Just what I was looking for.

  57. Rated 4 out of 5

    Include the DVD with the starter kit.

  58. Rated 5 out of 5

    very nice starter kit, everything you need to start brewing.

  59. Rated 4 out of 5

    Basic usage guidelines in print for starters would be useful, I am having problems viewing any You-Tube video due to PC or Connection.
    Otherwise the package was as I expected it and currently on my very first fermentation.

  60. Rated 4 out of 5

    everything was great shipping,packing and,quality of product but,could have included simple one sheet instrutions with name of different parts .thank you for being so fast in shipping.

  61. Rated 5 out of 5

    As advertised. All sent together and of good quality

  62. Rated 5 out of 5

    I was hesitant to order from Hillbilly Stills as I was with any online company, however I went ahead and am very very please by the exceptional quality of the products as well as the amazing customer service. The packaging of the glass hydrometers was second to none.

    I had this shipped to a freight forwarder, then on to me in the Middle East and the kit looked as if it were off the showroom floor, not a scratch due to the packaging.

    Great job, and you are my new #1 distilling supply company.

  63. Rated 5 out of 5

    Just what I needed

  64. Rated 4 out of 5

    Very nice kit, thank you.

  65. Rated 5 out of 5

    The starter kit arrived quickly and as advertised. I have not used it as yet but I like the quality of the kit.

  66. Rated 5 out of 5

    Got what I order, no suprises in the order. Will order again.

  67. Rated 5 out of 5

    I’m a first time buyer and my kit showed up today and its just what they said it was on the web site….The best thing about hillbilly stills is at the time of my order they ran out of 48 hr yeast so they upgraded me to the 24 hr yeast that was awsome. I will be doing all my orders from here thanks hillbilly stills.

  68. Rated 5 out of 5


  69. Rated 5 out of 5

    I love it!! you guys are great!!

  70. Rated 5 out of 5

    The folks at Hillbilly Stills are excellent. prompt shipping excellent product

  71. Rated 5 out of 5

    Nice collection of the basic equipment needed to successfully distill mash.
    All was well packed for shipping and arrived in great shape.

  72. Rated 4 out of 5

    Got my starter kit today, everything looks good, except for the fact that I assumed there would be some instructions. So can you help me out by recommending a good set of starter instructions. Thanks .

  73. Rated 5 out of 5

    Came with everything I needed for the process. Best price around. Fast shipping. Makes for a great pass-time.

  74. Rated 5 out of 5

    Thank you and your whole team for the excellent service and the great product.the starter kit is awesome and was sent out to me very fast.I will be ordering more from you guys very soon..thanks for everything…scott

  75. Rated 5 out of 5

    Everything I need to get started. Even came with a racking cane and I don’t think that was listed with the kit. Fast shipping too.

  76. Rated 5 out of 5

    I need my 8ga still I ordered on the 25 th no emails no nothing but the money out of my account on the 25 th!

  77. Rated 5 out of 5

    Perfect way to start of.Every thing you need.

  78. Rated 5 out of 5

    Exactly as described.

  79. Rated 5 out of 5

    The starter kit is great it works well

  80. Rated 5 out of 5

    very good kit A+A+

  81. Rated 5 out of 5

    We received the starter kit quickly with emails along the way letting us know the status of the order and related shipping; product arrived as described and expected; one item was backordered but it was made clear on the packing slip and we have already received the missing item. Thanks!!!

  82. Rated 4 out of 5

    everything in the starter kit is great but the glass test vial i would recommend making sure you dont test your alcohol content anywhere near any product you want to keep as the bottom of mine busted out when i put the first batch in

  83. Rated 5 out of 5

    What a great website! It is so easy to find what you need and they have everything. The service has been awesome. Everything came fast and the starter kit is great. It comes with everything you need to get started right away.

  84. Rated 5 out of 5

    This provided me with everything I needed to get started both with sugar and corn. I have had great results using this kit, and actually bought a second to continue my development of this hobby.

  85. Rated 4 out of 5

    Cant use it without a still and a banjo burner plus, but lookin forward to it. The burner is shipped directly from the manufacture

  86. Rated 5 out of 5

    Real happy with the equiptment included. Worth every penny. Saved me time from looking for each piece. It is better than the beer kit I bought from others.

  87. Rated 4 out of 5

    This is exactly what we were hoping for when purchasing the Starter Kit. My only hopes are that you upgrade/update the kit to include a larger fermentation bucket and steel spoon. I would gladly pay more for both of those items.

  88. Rated 4 out of 5

    Only had to wait a few days to get my order. Got it excactly when they said I would. Very pleased with the products I received. I will definitely be placing my next order with Hillbilly Stills. Thank You to all the staff at Hillbilly Stills. Keep up the great work.

  89. Rated 5 out of 5

    Quality product.

  90. Rated 5 out of 5

    Easy transaction and fast shipping.
    Even backordered item came the
    same day. A ++++++

  91. Rated 5 out of 5

    great people to deal with very quick shipping and good info…got her loaded…will see what it brings…will be ordering a bigger still one day…thank you

  92. Rated 4 out of 5

    All the kit I need being a beginner

  93. Rated 5 out of 5

    It really helped us alot in the process and was of good quality.

  94. Rated 5 out of 5

    Was like xmas in sept. Thanks for the awesome kit. In use already.

  95. Rated 5 out of 5

    Everything I needed to get up and running
    Very nice !

  96. Rated 5 out of 5

    All you need to get started without someone doing it for you. Money well spent.

  97. Rated 5 out of 5

    well pleased this will get me started and i am sure you will have other items i will need.

  98. Rated 5 out of 5

    love the new kit working on something right now very simple and eazy to use packed very well thanks guy and hope I will be ordering a still soon

  99. Rated 5 out of 5

    If you are starting out for the first time this is perfect for you. Eazy to reed directions.

  100. Rated 5 out of 5

    This kit is nice has everything you need to get started I am very happy with it.

  101. Rated 5 out of 5

    everything was as advertised.. awsome

  102. Rated 5 out of 5

    Awesome got here way sooner than expected and totally as advertised! You have gone above and beyond customer service…please give Brittany a raise.

  103. Rated 5 out of 5

    Every thing I expected to run my first. Will be in touch after the first run. Thank you A Brian Ellis

  104. Rated 5 out of 5

    I got the starter kit and love it! It was like christmas opening up everything in the kit and was even surprised with an unexpected item which is a siphon tube! Can’t wait to put it to use! Thank you!

  105. Rated 5 out of 5

    Everything I needed to get started. Literally fermenting as soon as I washed everything.

  106. Rated 5 out of 5

    I love how fast it cam and how well put together and packaged it was. I would have liked instructions on how to use the siphon tube and maybe some other learning aids, but all in all I’m very impressed with your operation!

  107. Rated 5 out of 5

    Quick shipment and ontime delivery.

  108. Rated 5 out of 5

    Starter kit came with everything advertised. Bucket is thinner than other ones I have got that are food grade quality. All in all, very good.

  109. Rated 5 out of 5

    love it

  110. Rated 5 out of 5

    It had everything I needed. The thermometer sticker for the bucket could be better. It is so hard to read.

  111. Rated 5 out of 5

    Just like advertised

  112. Rated 5 out of 5

    Arrived quickly and perfectly package.

  113. Rated 4 out of 5

    Would have been better if more detailed instructions came with it. Not sure if I need to add anything else or not sure that it will make whiskey. //

    Check out the how to video. It will show you everything you need to know. Yes it will make whiskey/ Mike Haney

  114. Rated 4 out of 5

    The kit was perfect for my first time. Provided a lot of tools to make sure everything would turn out well.

  115. Rated 3 out of 5

    missing stick on thermometer

  116. Rated 5 out of 5

    Fast shipping just another great deal from Hillbilly Stills

  117. Rated 4 out of 5

    I was short a yeast pack but over all everything else is great.

  118. Rated 5 out of 5

    The items arrived much quicker than I expected them to and each part was individually wrapped for protection. I don’t believe anything could have been broken even if the delivery company had tried. The items were just as described on line, if not better. I’m very impressed and I WILL be back. Thank you Hillbilly Stills.

  119. Rated 5 out of 5

    Fast shipping and good product thanks hillbilly stills.

  120. Rated 5 out of 5

    This starter kit is complete with all you need except water, sugar and mash/grain. It is outfitted with top quality componentsand all are of the highest quality. There instructions for everything! I will order from this company again and again. Shipping is pretty fast and items are VERY well packed.

  121. Rated 2 out of 5

    I paid for expedited shipping and I thought it was supposed to arrive in 2 days, it did not. I was not very happy about that.

  122. Rated 4 out of 5

    Order placed, online site very user friendly, product I ordered was not in Stock,but received and Phone call from very nice CSR Informing me of the back order and giving me the information about when to expect shipment.

  123. Rated 5 out of 5

    I ordered this kit on my first order from this company. It arrived within three days and the quality of the items were excellent. The thickness of the fermentation bucket was better than i expected. For the price and getting everything in one package you cannot go wrong. Rated excellent!

  124. Rated 5 out of 5

    Great setup

  125. Rated 4 out of 5

    does the job well but should come with instructions for beginners.

  126. Rated 4 out of 5

    Great product, received as a gift although the plastic long spoon was not included. Other than that, no complaints.

    • Darrell,
      Those spoons have been on back-order. We will be getting those out as soon as possible. If you do not see it in a couple weeks, please give us a call (270)334-3400.

  127. Rated 5 out of 5

    Number one in customer service is a rare thing. In a country where Americans can buy American you guys are true Patriots thanks for refining the true American way.

  128. Rated 5 out of 5

    Everything arrived as listed, in excellent condition, and on the date promised. One week from order to delivery.

  129. Rated 5 out of 5

    Great kit. First batch of mash is working off now. First run sometime between Friday and Monday.

  130. Rated 5 out of 5

    Great quality, speedy delivery everything youd expect coming from Merica.

  131. Rated 5 out of 5

    Great item, used and love it.

  132. Rated 3 out of 5

    I was happy with the starter kit but was not happy the airlock was on back order. I understand back orders but was not happy that I had to find out about by calling your company and asking where it was vs you informing me my order was incomplete. Once contact was made I was told it would be a few days before it would be shipped out. After a month later, I contacted you again about the status of my airlock. I understand being out of stock, what I don’t understand is the lack of timely communication when your are not providing a customer what they ordered or told to expect.

  133. Rated 5 out of 5

    Everything worked great, after I figured out what I was doing. I made 2 batches and I am on the third one.

  134. Rated 5 out of 5

    Very good service, everything as described except there was,nt any wiskey yeast in the kit.

  135. Rated 5 out of 5

    The Starter Kit Complete came very fast. I was very pleased with the shipping and the products all arrived intact and complete. I have not had time to work on the first batch, but can’t wait. I foresee me purchasing many other goodies in your grownup toy store. Thanks Hillbilly Stills!

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